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PURPOSE The purpose of the study was to review a rare anomaly of anorectal malformations in girls, congenital anovestibular fistula (AVF) with normal anus, over a 12-year period. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 24 female patients of AVF with normal anus were treated in the Department of Pediatric Surgery, Chittagong Medical College and Hospital,(More)
Anorectal malformations (ARM) remain a significant birth defect with geographic variation in incidence, individual phenotypes and regional geographic subtypes. Although early studies indicated a low incidence in Black patients, there is a great paucity of knowledge as to the types, frequency and incidence of ARMs encountered in the African continent and(More)
BACKGROUND We have previously reported the outcome of a cohort of cases over a 10-year period with antenatally suspected congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation (CCAM) and have recommended elective surgery within the first year of life for persistent, asymptomatic cases because of the risk of long-term complications. The aims of this study were to(More)
PURPOSE This study compares the outcome between thoracoscopic and thoracotomy resection of congenital lung lesions. METHODS From November 2005 to August 2007, 14 consecutive cases of video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) lung resections have been performed in our institution. A retrospective review comparing these cases to the previous open thoracotomies(More)
AIM Foetal bowel dilatation in gastroschisis is traditionally taken to be an indicator of poor prognosis and parents are counselled accordingly. Increased bowel distension is often a factor in the decision for early delivery. The aim of this study was to establish whether a correlation exists between antenatally detected bowel dilatation and the postnatal(More)
Teratomas are composed of multiple tissues foreign to the organ or site in which they arise. Their origin is postulated by 3 theories one of which is the origin from totipotent primodial germ cells. Anatomically, teratomas are divided into gonadal or extragonadal lesions and histologically they are classified as mature or immature tumors. Teratomas are(More)
Alveolar capillary dysplasia, although rare, is a universally fatal form of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn. We report a case of a newborn male baby who developed respiratory distress and pneumothorax 11 h after an uncomplicated delivery. He deteriorated despite full ventilatory support and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Open(More)
The aim of this study was to quantify the incidence of complications following inguinal herniotomy in small babies weighing 5 kg or less. This was a retrospective review of inguinal herniotomies performed in our unit between December 1997 and March 2002 on babies weighing 5 kg or less. A total of 154 patients underwent hernia repair, of which 125 patients(More)
BACKGROUND Rectal biopsy is considered the gold standard for the diagnosis of Hirschsprung's disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of rectal biopsies performed in our institution, and to determine whether we are performing an adequate number of biopsies in patients presenting with features suggestive of this disease. METHODS A(More)
Foetal counselling is best achieved by a multidisciplinary team that can favourably influence the perinatal management of prenatally diagnosed anomalies and provide this information to prospective parents. Prenatal diagnosis has remarkably improved our understanding of surgically correctable congenital malformations. It has allowed us to influence the(More)